Vancouver Animal Rights Campaigns (VARK)

Activists Uniting For The Benefit of Animals

Winners Selling Raccoon Fur

Well, this is it, we are SICK AND TIRED of seeing cheap, cruel fur for sale at Winners, and we are even more sick and tired of being lied to about it!

Winners sells fur from many different species of animals like rabbits, raccoon dogs, mink and foxes, raised on fur farms in several different countries including Canada, Greece, Finland and China.

When contacting Winners in the past regarding their sale of fur they have stated “as long as it is in style, we will continue to sell it.”

When a concerned customer contacted them in regards to a raccoon dog trimmed jacket they were sold and specifically told by Winners staff that it is FAKE FUR, their response was “well our staff are not experts on the subject.”

NOW, this is the latest from WINNERS:

“Hi ****,

Thank you for your email.  We appreciate the time you have taken to contact

us and have taken your comments very seriously.  Your voice does count, and

we will continue to evaluate the sale of fur in our stores.

As a retailer, our goal is to provide our customers with the widest

selection of merchandise, while providing the best quality and value.

Therefore, as a retailer with a diverse clientele, we make every attempt to

understand and satisfy the needs and concerns of all of our customers.

Please be assured WMI does not condone the unethical treatment of any

animal.  Our buyers only purchase fur products from reputable manufacturers

in the industry.  We have very tight systems in place to ensure that we do

not purchase or sell any merchandise containing dog or cat fur. Whenever

possible, our buyers purchase domestically produced goods, where it is

illegal to use dog or cat fur and any new purchases require manufacturers’

documentation that no dog or cat fur is involved.

Our Buyers travel to China periodically throughout the year and tour many

of the factories, however we have Agents who live there that we pay to

protect our interests and to ensure our vendors are abiding by our

agreements.  Be assured we have all of our Vendors sign an agreement that

indicates no fur from endangered species, dog, cat, racoon dog, asiatic

racoon, etc…  will be a part of any product offered to, shipped to or

sold to our Organization by them or their affiliates.


We hope this information answers your concerns.  If you have any other

inquiries, please feel free to contact our toll free Customer Service line

at:  1800-646-9466 in order to speak to one of our Representatives.”

Winners has now stated that they do not sell ASIATIC RACCOON.  The problem is we were in Winners on December 23rd and we found a whole rack of winter jackets with raccoon dog trim labeled as ASIATIC RACCOON. (attached are pictures of the trim and the tag)

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!  WE WILL NOT BE LIED TO AND WE WANT WINNERS TO STOP SELLING FUR OF ALL KINDS!!!!!

PLEASE EMAIL WINNERS STAFF AND TELL THEM WHAT YOU THINK OF THEIR BLOODY, CORRUPT, DISHONEST BUSINESS!!!

mike_faulkner@winners.ca, leslie_berg@winners.ca, shannon.johnson@winners.ca, liz.mcdonald@winners.ca, bob.cataldo@winners.ca, sherry.zaremba@winners.ca, Teresa.kakish@winners.ca, mike.kinnon@winners.ca, andrew.todd@winners.ca, judy.schroffel@winners.ca, katie.dryburgh@winners.ca, cheryl.zamalynski@winners.ca, andrea.little@winners.ca, kevin.hale@winners.ca, brenda.mackirdy@winners.ca, brenda.berg@winners.ca, graem.rolfe@winners.ca, kim.stark@winners.ca, connie.johnson@winners.ca, marsha.loft@winners.ca, pat.steed@winners.ca, gary.burney@winners.ca, lauren.henry@winners.ca, brandy.ross@winners.ca, tulin.aulgin@winners.ca, ray.nero@winners.ca, shahin.fooladbary@winners.ca, sharalyn.landon@winners.ca, maura.cowie@winners.ca, gary.howell@winners.ca, cam.badwal@winners.ca, rene.pichett@winners.ca, rob.sewell@winners.ca, helen.abdullah@winners.ca, darlene.abukar@winners.ca, kevin.roberge@winners.ca, debra.sikorski@winners.ca, don.phinney@winners.ca, jason.baird@winners.ca, doug.kleininger@winners.ca, , pat.stead@winners.ca, patty.harris@winners.ca, lori.markel@winners.ca, shannon.pagen@winners.ca, barb.hayes@winners.ca, joel.lohr@winners.ca, joanne.lafrenier@winners.ca, edma.grasfler@winners.ca, lori.kennedy@winners.ca, karen.ramo@winners.ca, kasia.orlow@winners.ca, cservice_department@winners.ca, michael.case@winners.ca

ONE MORE THING!

Winners has stated:
“Our Buyers travel to China periodically throughout the year and tour many
of the factories, however we have Agents who live there that we pay to
protect our interests and to ensure our vendors are abiding by our
agreements.”

We contacted the manufacturer Soia and Kyo whose fur trimmed jackets are for sale in Winners right now.  They told us that Winners has not ever inspected any of their factories, let alone a fur farm, as they are an independent manufacturer.  So Winners has NO IDEA where they source their fur from, or how the animals are treated.

Thank you for your efforts, please forward this email!

VADL

Please note:

This alert is not meant to incite any illegal activities and all the information in this message is for legal use only. We don’t take

responsibility for other people’s actions no matter how much they make us smile. Thanks for your support.

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